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Fifi Friday: Absolutely Disgusting! by PixelKitties Fifi Friday: Absolutely Disgusting! by PixelKitties
Among the Tiny Toons and Animaniacs art that I was given is this amazing series of Fifi expressions illustrated by Dan Haskett:

Fifi Expressions Page by PixelKitties 
My favorite is this one which seems to be a 20-year early precursor to the "Absolutely Disgusting" face!  I wanted to recreate it in such a way that it may have actually appeared in the film.  I love how it's a completely out-of-character expression and conveys so much utter revulsion!

The interesting part about the original sketches is that Fifi looks a bit different than usual.  Her hair is up and she seems to be wearing an outfit similar to Bimbette's in the movie, a sort-of Jazzercise ensemble with a sash.  Maybe I'll try a version with the original hair and clothes next time!

For reference, here's the actual scene from the movie!

MovieRef by PixelKitties 

She's more disinterested here rather than angry and repulsed, at least until Johnny Pew steals her autograph.
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:iconbobclampettfan164:
BobClampettFan164 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dan Haskett's illustrations of Fifi are sure awesome (my favorite is when Fifi angrily stands up) and your interpretation isn't any inferior. Really like it.
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Kol756 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
I loved this one, even with face she still cute 😍
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:icontheexhorsecist:
"Gette-vouz un reuxm, you deux!"
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Scholar57 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It is so unnatural to see this sort of face on Fifi La Fume, one of the most breathtaking cartoon characters ever.  She's usually so happy or sassy.  To see this sort of expression is jaw-dropping.  But you know?  It's really fitting given the kind of guy Johnny Pew was.

Thank you for drawing this unused sketch.  It goes to show how inspiring this cartoon series was, and how cartoons continue to inspire and fascinate all those who love art.  :heart:
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It's definitely an unusual look for her!  I think it's fun though, seeing her reacting in a very non-Fifi way.  I can also understand why they went with a softer reaction though, this definitely is a bit jarring and out-of-character!

Tiny Toons have been inspiring me for my entire life!  I love that all these years later I'm still finding out new, wonderful info and art about the show and being able to share it with others through the magic of the internet!
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018
All that trouble to meet him and he acts like that
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
He was so terrible rude!  Certainly deserves and eternity in the cuddle mines with Elmyra!
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
I'm not sure anyone deserves that
 
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2018
Omg, I remember this scene, I gotta find How I spent my Summer Vacation on DVD some time...also Johnny Pew steenks!
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:iconpixelkitties:
PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
For years I would watch that video at the beginning of every summer!  It's amazing how well it still holds up as entertainment and an incredible example of animation art!
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:iconmokey1980s:
Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
I couldn't agree more, Buster playing his face with the possum was the highlight of the movie for me back then =p
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tigreanpony Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018
Very nice.
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks my dear!  I'm so glad you like it!
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CrystalKiller88 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
I think this is my favorite piece of Fifi art that you've posted.
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  I'm very happy with this as well, though I give all the credit to Mr. Haskett's original work.  The amount of expression he conveyed with a few lines was so striking and emotive it's hard not to love the end result!
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:icontheexhorsecist:
TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
Very Gallic :-)
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:iconpixelkitties:
PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Oui!!!
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:icontheindustrialgarratt:
TheIndustrialGarratt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Student Filmographer
huh... that's the same expression I pulled after watching The Dark Tower. :P
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:iconpixelkitties:
PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Same!  What a disaster!
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patriciaschmidt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
Love This!
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:iconpixelkitties:
PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  I'm so happy you like it!
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RK-Striker-JK-5 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
God, yes. That is a great version of a 'disgusting' face for her. :D
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
She really wears the expression well!
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GaiaNex Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it :D
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hooray!  Thank you!
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RaptorCee Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
"Selena Gomez? Really? you got her to play me in the Tiny Toons movie?, she is not even FRENCH!"
"Well sorry Fifi but neither are you, you come from Indiana, besides she is doing well in that Adam Sandler movie"
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Especially considering there are so many perfectly capable skunk actresses out there who deserve the work!
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RaptorCee Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right!
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kaisernathan1701 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonder what she saw :)
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Probably something in her Google Images results!  Poor Fifi!
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kaisernathan1701 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh ok ^_^
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greycat-rademenes Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Next: Catfight between Fifi and Bimbette X3>

Or at least have her hurt Johnny some more ;3
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Johnny deserves ALL the karmic retribution! 
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mistypine01 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fifi is cute and scary as she wants to be.
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:iconpixelkitties:
PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It's a lady's prerogative!  
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jasonbres Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
The same Dan Haskett who created Minerva for Animaniacs, and Moe and Barney for The Simpsons?
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The very same!  The man is a legend!
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TheFerbguy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the look on her face
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:iconpixelkitties:
PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It really is priceless!  I'm so glad you like it!
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TheFerbguy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I may have to rewatch the show. I remember watching an episode or two when it was on Nicktoons as a kid
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Nicholas75 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
That is an amazing deviation. I like tiny toon adventures. :D (Big Grin) 
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  And so do I!
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joaoppereiraus Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Dan Haskett is a genius of the character design.
Amazing pic.
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  And yes, Dan is one of my idols!  One thing I'm terrible at are sketches and conveying detail as simply as possible.  He turns a few lines into incredible expression of emotion and depth.  Absolutely incredible talent that I admire and envy!
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joaoppereiraus Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely true.
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fox-mccloud Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First the injury of Johnny Pew being a total jerk to her, insulting her for all the snacks she provided, then adding further insult to injury by taking Fifi's photo and giving it to Bimbette. How low can you get. It's just so tragic how Fifi's summer vacation was a major letdown, the worst for all the characters involved. Plucky's roadtrip with Hamton's family was just karma. But Fifi deserved nothing of what happened to her the entire time. Your artwork here sums up her feelings about the whole experience, and makes this one wishing to leap into the image and give her a big hug. :rose:
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I totally agree with you!  She didn't deserve all the bad karma and mistreatment that was piled on in pursuit of Johnny and then after actually meeting him (Don't meet your idols, kids!)

That said, she also got to learn quite a bit about self-confidence and realized she deserves to be treated just as well as she wants to treat the object of her affection.  Plus, it was nice seeing her have a character arc (other than "Boy Crazy Girl") and she got to be an actual cartoon with quite a few funny gags and takes.  So yeah, it was a mixed bag!  

At the very least, I don't think she was ever animated better than in HISMV!
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db1993 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2018
Good job with the sketch. For second there, lineart of her look like she has wrinkles on her face
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I kind of like it!  It's fun to see her drop her guard and be so angry and offended that she completely drops all efforts at being cute!
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db1993 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
Oh okay then ^*.
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